RSL sub-branch gets films funded
BRIGHT RSL has been successful in securing funds for their 2018 Remembrance Day commemorations.
The sub-branch will receive $6,500 to produce its own video and show six World War I films on and around Armistice Day.
The films will be screened at Cloud 9 Cinema in Bright.
“With this year being the centenary of the end of the First World War we were keen to do something that commemorated one of the most important events in Australia’s war history,” Bright RSL president Kevin Black said.
The grants were approved by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester as part of the Armistice Centenary Grant Program, which allocates up to $50,000 for projects in each Federal Electorate.
Another seven local pro- jects had nominated for grants under the program.
In anticipation of a successful grant application, Bright RSL had filmmakers attend this year’s Anzac Day services to gather footage.
They’ll soon do interviews with the sub-branch’s three World War II veterans and affiliate members for the short film.
Cloud 9 Cinema will also contribute funds to assist with the making of the film.